Rockets’ Mason Jones issued warning over egregious flopping call

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Cody Taylor
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Houston Rockets rookie Mason Jones on Wednesday received a warning from the NBA for violating the anti-flopping rule over a play that occurred on Monday versus the Charlotte Hornets.

The sequence unfolded in the fourth quarter when Jones was lining up for a 3-point shot attempt. With Miles Bridges closing out on Jones to contest the shot, Jones exaggerated contact from Bridges to earn a trip to the free-throw line for three shots.

However, the Hornets challenged the initial foul call on the floor and it was subsequently overturned upon review. The play had no bearing on the result of the game, with Charlotte easily winning, but the Hornets opted to have the officials take another look at it.

In an attempt to cut down on flopping, the NBA issues warnings to players in violation with some even receiving fines. Players often try to get away with contact in order to sell foul calls, but, in the case of Mason, there was none to exaggerate.

Mason finished with six points, two assists, two rebounds and one flop.

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